David Cronenberg Returns With the ‘Crimes of the Future’ Trailer
It’s been eight years since David Cronenberg’s last movie — 2014’s Maps to the Stars — and far longer since he made a truly Cronenbergian film full of his trademarks like body horror and strange and disturbing sexuality. But his latest, Crimes of the Future, is almost here, and you do not need to see Cronenberg’s name in the credits to know he made it. Nobody else would have come up with such a creepy, unsettling vision.
This first trailer is below and while it does not explicitly lay out the premise, it features strange surgeries, humans with body parts and organs where they shouldn’t be, and stars Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. What more you could you want from the cinema?
Cronenberg’s latest shares a title with one of his very first works as a writer and director, but it is supposedly not a remake. Check out the trailer below:
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
Crimes of the Future will open in U.S. theaters in June, following its world premiere at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.